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From the category archives: AA Auto Tech Blog

Engine Repair

Get Your Car Fixed Right the First Time

Many people are tempted to do their own car repairs in order to save money on the labor costs associated with a real mechanic. While this may work out well for simple repairs, it's not a good idea for major vehicle systems or those related to safety. Mistakes in these areas can lead to engine troubles that leave a person stranded, brakes that don't effectively stop the car, and more. Here are a few reasons a professional car mechanic gets better results:

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Garage Stains: What leaks under vehicle means

Garage stains are like tea leaves. They leave secrets behind for people to find. A little bit of research and detective work leads to different conclusions depending on color, texture, or where the stain is under the vehicle. Oil change shops are ideal for giving the information to in case of the wrong conclusion and end up with a full transmission replacement trying to fix it DIY style.

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Engine Ears: What are the warning sounds an engine emits?

Driving down the road and something does not sound right. The engine tells the owner a lot through the sounds it makes. Engine repair is rarely cheap. Listening to what a vehicle has to say through the sounds is of great consequence.

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4 Signs Your Engine Needs to be Replaced

Without proper care and maintenance, your car’s engine will deteriorate quickly. If you add a lot of miles to your car throughout the week, the engine will die even faster. All of that wear and tear will add up over time and bring the engine to a quick death. When the engine reaches this point, we may need to replace it with a new engine.

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5 Reasons Your Car Suddenly Shuts Off While Driving

Few things are as perplexing or unnerving as a sudden failure in your car’s system while you are driving down the road. Your vehicle depends on specific components to operate. If the parts break down, your car will suddenly cease to work, and you may find yourself on the side of the road or in a hazardous situation.

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How to Prepare Your Car's Heating System for Winter

It is never a good idea to assume your car’s heating system will automatically work when you turn it on the first time. By taking precautions, you can keep yourself and your family warm and safe on the road.

With winter on the way, now is the time to schedule a heater inspection and maintenance with AA Auto Tech. We can assess your heating system’s performance and the make adjustments or repairs. We can also replace your vehicle's entire heating system, if necessary.

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What is Included in a Vehicle Tune-Up?

If you drive your vehicle long enough, you will eventually need to bring in for a comprehensive tune-up. Although tune-ups are different today than they were 20 years ago, vehicles still require some type of maintenance to keep the systems in their car operating well.

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When Should You Get Your AC Recharged?

Your car’s air conditioning system relies on refrigerant to keep the vehicle cabin cool during the warm season. If the refrigerant gets low, the system cannot operate properly, if at all. With Spring and summer on the way, now is the time to be thinking about boosting your system with an AC recharge. AA Auto Tech can recharge your AC and get it working in peak performance. Schedule a service appointment and let a car mechanic assess how well your AC is working.

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How to Avoid Radiator Issues

Your car’s radiator is responsible for keeping your car’s engine cool while it’s in use. The radiator is part of a cooling system that also includes the thermostat, water pump, and liquid coolant. The radiator distributes the coolant and keeps it at an optimal temperature during operation. An AA Auto Tech car mechanic can inspect your car’s radiator to ensure that it is in top working condition. We can also repair or replace the radiator if necessary.

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5 Car Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

Cars make lots of noises as you’re driving down the road. While some of the sounds are perfectly normal, others should warn you that there is something wrong. A trained AA Auto Tech car mechanic can identify any weird noises in your car and tell what is wrong with it. If you hear any odd sounds, bring your vehicle to our shop and let our experts find the problem and fix it right away. Below is a list of 10 familiar car noises and what they mean.

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